Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to
create the best catering company in Dublin.
They've found the perfect premises, they've got
heaps of talent, and they even have a few contacts -
but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea
of 'Scarlet Feather' as they are.
Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned
his back on the family building business. Cathy's
mother-in-law, Hannah, already disapproving of
her son Neil's choice of wife, thinks that 'scarlet
Feather' is just a hobby and Cathy should stay at*
home to look after her husband. Neil himself, a
high-flying civil rights lawyer, becomes ever more
distant, burying himself in his work. And Tom's
relationship with his beautiful, ambitious girlfriend
Marcella becomes fraught as she struggles to realise
her dream of becoming a model.
As Cathy and Tom strive to maintain their emotional
ties amidst catering triumphs and disasters, they are
supported - and undermined – by an enchanting
cast of classic Binchy characters: the comically
dreadful but endearing twins, Simon and Maud;
Cathy's homely parents, Muttie and Lizzle;
glamorous, rich aunt Geraldine; and accountant
James Byrne, who harbours a lonely secret.
Maeve Binchy's new novel is a magical tale of love,
heartbreak and laughter set in the warm Irish
atmosphere that has made her famous.
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